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Barclays, RBS, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain's banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business' needs. Outlining its proposals...
The price of petrol at the pumps has fallen as Middle East oil supply concerns diminish, AA figures show. Average UK petrol prices are now at 131.60p a litre - down from 131.70p a week ago, but still above the...
Low-wage work is the first step to a "poverty pay trap", a leading union has warned, after new research showed how many people were being "priced out" of the economy. A survey of more than 2,000 workers earning £6.50 an...
Specialist accommodation for military veterans who have lost their sight or their limbs is one of eight projects to be part-funded by fines on banks, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister announced the beneficiaries of the latest £20 million tranche...
The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar. The...
Britain's longest stretch of low inflation for nine years is expected to be confirmed when official figures are published today. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation is predicted to have edged up to 1.6% in June after a...
The Government has been strongly criticised by MPs for failing to collect billions of pounds in unpaid debts. The Commons Public Accounts Committee accused ministers of failing to take a strategic approach to the issue after the National Audit Office...
Customer complaints about energy companies have soared to their highest ever level, according to the Energy Ombudsman. During the first half of the year complaints more than doubled from the previous six-month total of 10,598 to an all-time high of...
Restaurant chain PizzaExpress is to be sold to a Chinese firm for £900 million, it has been announced. Gondola Group said it had agreed the sale with Hony Capital, a leading private equity firm in China, and described the transaction...
Protests will be held in towns and cities across the country today against a major trade deal that campaign groups believe would hit jobs and public services. Opponents claimed that a proposed deal between the European Union and the United...

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